Jewish Healthcare Foundation Presents What Covid-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care
PITTSBURGH -- There has been a crisis occurring that came to a breaking point during the pandemic: how society has turned its back on frail seniors and the challenges of long-term care facilities. The tragic scale of death from COVID-19 and the failure to care for our frail seniors is largely a result of policy and societal neglect. Ravaged by the pandemic, long-term care facilities are reeling within a system that has all but forgotten them.
Join Lynne Hayes-Freeland for the documentary What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care, produced by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and presented by WQED on Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00pm. The documentary will be followed by a national panel of experts who will discuss what is happening in the industry, what it means for boomers and their children, and what are the policy changes that need to occur to care for our frail seniors in the decades ahead. This is an hour you will not want to miss.
"For years as a society we've neglected the challenges facing our nation's nursing homes. This contributed to perhaps the greatest tragedy of the pandemic where we've seen almost 120,000 residents and well over a thousand workers in nursing homes lose their lives to COVID-19," said Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, president and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. "Never again should frail seniors and their caretakers face such a desperate catastrophe. Now is the time for us to fix these problems together. We're excited to partner with WQED to bring you some of the best ideas to move us into the future."
What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
7:00 pm EST
To register: https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/55iri
Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Senior Advisor for Aging of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Director of Strategic Partnerships of the Center for Innovative Care in Aging
Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN
President & CEO of the John A. Hartford Foundation
Bobbi Jo Haden, MA
Vice President Retirement Services of Presbyterian SeniorCare
Bill Thomas, MD
Founder and Chairman of Minka and Founder of the Green House Project
About Jewish Healthcare Foundation
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and its three operating arms — the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), Health Careers Futures (HCF), and the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) — offer a unique brand of activist philanthropy to advance healthcare innovation, advocacy, collaboration, and education in the interest of better population health. For more information, visit jhf.org.
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